Archive for August, 2013

Indica Labs expands to accommodate high demand for HALO™ image analysis platform

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Indica Labs, an industry leading provider of software for quantitative evaluation of digital pathology images, is increasing its staff and has moved into larger headquarters to accommodate the company’s continued expansion. On the heels of a record year of sales and sales growth, Indica Labs has doubled its software development head-count in the last six […]

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PathXL Becomes Lean and Mean

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with a lean enterprise (also known as ‘lean manufacturing’ or ‘lean productions’) it is a concept that was  pioneered by Henry Ford when he combined standard work with interchangeable parts to create what he called flow production. Toyota later revisited Ford’s thinking in the 1930s and built on their […]

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Webinar from PerkinElmer: Phenotyping TILs in situ: The enumeration and quantitation of phenotypic subsets of immune cells in tissue sections

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Register Now Phenotyping TILs in situ: The enumeration and quantitation of phenotypic subsets of immune cells in tissue sections Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 9:00 am Pacific | 12:00 pm Eastern | 5:00 pm GMT Presenter:   James Mansfield, Director -Tissue Analysis Applications, PerkinElmer In many cancers, tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) indicate levels of tumor immunogenicity and […]

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CLIAC Agenda Items Include Digital Pathology

| August 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) recently heard presentations on digital pathology and asked the following questions of the committee: What HHS guidance is needed for validation of whole slide imaging? Can the CAP guidance serve as a model? Are other sources of guidance available that should be considered?  What practices discussed at the […]

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So Much Depends on Image Analysis at the 25th European Congress of Pathology

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Definiens is excited to be an exhibitor at the 25th European Congress of Pathology, being held in Lisbon, Portugal, 31 August – 4 September, 2013.  The theme at this year’s congress is “Pathology – A gate to the future”.  The scientific activities during the congress will be focused on Diagnosis, Prognosis and Prediction with Personalized […]

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XIFIN Acquires PathCentral

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another development in the digital pathology market worth noting.  News released yesterday rumored for some time about XIFIN, a financial cloud computing company acquiring another technology company addressing the worldwide the pathology community via digital pathology.  I appreciate tying together securely  clinical diagnostic as well as financial information, particularly as digital pathology can provide new […]

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MEDITE Signs Strategic Agreement to Deliver Digital Pathology and Quality Control Solution to China

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

More investments being made overseas in digital pathology for clinical use.  This time within China using digital pathology for clinical applications including quality assurance. MEDITE Joins UNIC Technologies in Key Alliance to Expand China’s Pathology Market ORLANDO, FL, Aug 21, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — MEDITE Inc., a leading developer of innovative, high-quality equipment and […]

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Aperio ePathology Scans Slides of Einstein’s Brain

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

For more information the strange tale of Einstein’s brain, the pathologist who performed his autopsy at Princeton in 1955, recommend reading “Driving Mr. Albert“ or “Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein’s Brain” and you can begin to see how it took over 50 years to collect slides to actually scan. Aperio ePathology, a leader […]

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Dark Daily Mentions Market Growth in Digital Pathology

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dark Daily last week made mention of recent market analysis research conducted by Frost & Sullivan.  Check out their story entitled “Financial Experts Predict Sales of Digital Pathology Systems Will Nearly Triple in the United States by 2019” Acceptance of digital pathology systems is growing steadily in both North America and Europe. One sign of this acceptance […]

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CEO Profile: Don Marchon – Remote Meeting Technologies

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The below article is courtesy of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. […]

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Daily Dilbert: Government Review of Colonoscopies

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Try to check in with Dilbert and others as part of my day.  This was the strip from yesterday if you do not follow.  Dilbert does not usually get into medical matters but every so often the characters touch on medical issues of the day. The absurdity of this almost makes it seem plausible.

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Last Chance to Submit Poster Presentation Abstracts for Pathology Visions 2013

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last Chance to Submit Poster Presentation Abstracts Don’t miss the opportunity to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the Digital Pathology Association’s (DPA) annual conference Pathology Visions, which will be held Sunday, September 29 through Tuesday, October 1, at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio Texas. Poster Presentation Deadline Extended to August 15, 2013 The DPA Program Committee […]

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Medscape: GAO Report – It’s All About the Money

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Medscape (subscription required) had an article last week called “GAO Suspects Monetary Motive in Physician In-House Pathology“. Whoo. That’s good. I thought the GAO may have been looking into this with a multi-part report for reasons other than money although  I think that is the charge of the Government Accounting Office. There is now a […]

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Digital pathology and social networking

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Katie McKinley from PathXL has a nice piece on their blog on the use of social networking tools and technologies combined with digital pathology for what I termed “Pathology 2.0“. That is to say that the same tools that allow us to be and stay connected on a social level are also being used for […]

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